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Super 8s scrapped from 2019
Post Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Posted by Double Movement on Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm
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Promotion to the Super League from 2019 will be done on a one up, one down basis with the Super 8s being scrapped.

The top side in the Championship will be promoted; the bottom team in Super League will be relegated.

http://www.totalrl.com/super-8s-to-be-axed-as-traditional-promotion-structure-set-for-return/
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Post Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Posted by Double Movement on Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:00 pm
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No decisions have been made regarding the structure of the Championship and Championship One from 2019 onwards.
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Post Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Posted by Double Movement on Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:09 pm
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Re: Super 8s scrapped from 2019
Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Posted by Double Movement on Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 pm
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More details on this story...

http://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12196/11403657/rfl-and-super-league-in-talks-over-rugby-leagues-structure

It is becoming increasingly apparent that Super League (Europe) have been acting independently of the RFL and that the announcements made by them are no more than a 'wish list'.

There's clearly a power struggle going on between the two bodies. If the RFL have a backbone they ought to come down on Super League (Europe) like a ton of bricks for bringing the game into disrepute. The Championship and Championship One clubs had no say in the recent announcements and it looks as though the Super League teams are acting with self-preservation in mind, rather than for the benefits of the game.

The big questions is: 'Who is really running rugby league in this country? Is it the RFL or is it the current Super League teams?"
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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:20 pm
Posted by bentleyman on Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:20 pm
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Pooper League & Sky run the Game
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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Posted by Double Movement on Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 pm
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bentleyman wrote:
Pooper League & Sky run the Game


Yes, I've no doubt that Sky will have a major influence over what happens. Without their cash the game would be in a mess and money talks.

Other broadcasting options will be available when the current Sky deal ends in 2021 but I suspect that continuing with the same partner would be the RFLs preferred choice.
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:01 am
Posted by Double Movement on Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:01 am
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The Halifax chairman echoes words that will no doubt strike a chord with everyone outside the big league:

http://www.totalrl.com/super-league-wanted-to-slash-1m-off-lower-league-distribution-claims-fax-chairman-moore/
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Post Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:40 am
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